Category: Divorce & Separation

When alcohol concerns aren’t limited to January

The first working Monday of the year has unfortunately earned the nickname ‘Divorce Day’. The media is keen to suggest that every year, this is the busiest day for people making enquiries about divorce or the dissolution of civil partnerships. In our experience, this is simply not the case as we receive no more enquiries on this day than at any other time. And really, ‘Divorce Day’ isn’t a term that’s fit for 2024.

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Why ‘Divorce Day’ isn’t a term that’s fit for 2024

The first working Monday of the year has unfortunately earned the nickname ‘Divorce Day’. The media is keen to suggest that every year, this is the busiest day for people making enquiries about divorce or the dissolution of civil partnerships. In our experience, this is simply not the case as we receive no more enquiries on this day than at any other time. And really, ‘Divorce Day’ isn’t a term that’s fit for 2024.

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Top tips for introducing a new partner to your children

Introducing a new partner to your children is always going to be an emotionally challenging time. You will be excited about the next stage of your new relationship, and perhaps a bit nervous about how things will go. Whatever feelings you have, your children will probably be feeling lots of emotions too. Both Ian Davies and Lauren Pilcher have experienced (and survived) the ups and downs of step-parenting and being a step-child and have put together some top tips to ensure introducing new partners to your children goes as smoothly as possible.

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5 top tips for co-parenting during the festive season

The lead-up to the festive season is an exciting time for children, filled with fun, food, and celebrations. However, for parents who are separated, the run-up to the winter break can be a difficult time, particularly if the arrangements for the children have not been agreed.

Here are our top tips for separated parents to help navigate this period.

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Does the divorce Final Order cover everything?

With the introduction of no fault divorce (or no fault dissolution of Civil Partnerships) in April 2022, many couples are choosing a DIY route for their separation in an effort to move forward productively together. There are huge benefits to this, particularly if there are children involved, as being able to divorce without blame or waiting a considerable period can make the whole process less hostile.

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10 steps to take once you have your Final Order of divorce or dissolution

Going through a divorce can be a tough, emotional journey. Once you have your Final Order in your divorce/dissolution it can feel like the weight of the world has lifted and that you can now focus on everything else. There are, however, some really important follow up steps that you need to ensure are ticked off your to-do list:

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Taking a child abroad on holiday after divorce or separation

As the October half term approaches, many divorced or separated parents will be taking their children abroad on holiday. If you are thinking about a trip with your child where you will be taking them to another country, there are few important points to consider before your trip:

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